UC Davis Today: Exploring culture through entertainment

Three dancers on stage

Exploring culture through entertainment

Whether it is ensemble music, a little Shakespeare, a jazz combo or an a cappella performance, UC Davis abounds with entertainment opportunities for students — as performers or audience members.

Throughout the academic year, students have numerous opportunities to get involved in groups that range from the California Marching Band-uh to the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra. There are chances for participation in a variety of student productions, from dance groups to jazz and acting.

As spectators, students can take advantage of lower pricing at the Mondavi Center — incoming students get one free ticket to any one event of their choosing to be redeemed during their first year only and thereafter pay half price — and enjoy the numerous concerts, dances and galas at Freeborn Hall and other venues like the historic Wyatt Pavilion Theatre. The music department presents more than 100 ensemble events each year, including a weekly free concert series. And the theater department hosts student shows and brings to campus top-ranked scholars and performers.

At UC Davis, a vibrant cultural environment helps students achieve their potential — on stage as well as in the classroom.

(Main Stage Dance features new choreographies by first-year graduate students and undergraduate students who have completed the required composition courses. Kristine Slipson/photo)

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